Giants eager to shed past prime-time struggles against Cowboys

Does he? “Yeah, I do,” Daniel Jones said. “I think we all do.” Really? he does? They all do? How can Jones or any of his Giants teammates the past three years say with a straight face that they enjoy playing under the lights of prime time? Sure, the football world is watching, but what … Read more

NFL replaces Pro Bowl with ‘The Pro Bowl Games’ featuring weeklong skills competitions, flag football game

The NFL is replacing the Pro Bowl with weeklong skills competitions and a flag football game, The Associated Press has learned. The new event will replace the full-contact showcase started in 1951. It will be renamed “The Pro Bowl Games” and will feature AFC and NFC players showcasing their football and non-football skills in challenges … Read more

New Orleans Saints not considering change at QB despite 1-2 start

CHARLOTTE, NC — New Orleans Saints coach Dennis Allen said the team is not considering a quarterback change despite its offensive struggles and inconsistency. Quarterback Jameis Winston is dealing with a back injury that he described as a “transverse fracture” to the Fox game broadcast. Winston said he was in pain and wearing four layers … Read more

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert ‘didn’t want to quit on the team’ in 38-10 home loss

10:27 PM ET Lindsey ThiryoESPN close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball INGLEWOOD, Calif. — It was an embarrassing loss for the Los Angeles Chargers, made spectacular only by one incredibly befuddling decision. With 4:54 remaining in a 38-10 … Read more

New York Jets coach Robert Saleh expecting QB Zach Wilson back in Week 4, but doctors have final say

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — After sitting out three games with a knee injury, New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson is poised to return next Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. “I’m expecting [him back]but until the doctors say so, I’m just going to say he’s being evaluated,” coach Robert Saleh said Sunday after a 27-12 loss … Read more

Chicago Bears’ Justin Fields acknowledges ‘terrible’ performance after posting career-worst 27.7 passer rating in win

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears escaped Week 3 with a 23-20 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday, thanks in large part to a late interception by linebacker Roquan Smith that set up Cairo Santos’ game-winning 30-yard field goal as time expired. But quarterback Justin Fields continued to struggle. After tallying 48 net passing yards … Read more

Jimmy Garoppolo shoulder surgery disrupted offseason trade with Washington Commanders, sources say

The San Francisco 49ers had the parameters of a trade agreement in place that would have sent Jimmy Garoppolo to the Washington Commanders at this year’s scouting combine, but the deal fell apart once the quarterback decided to have shoulder surgery, sources told ESPN. The deal would have involved multiple draft picks, according to sources, … Read more

Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert (ribs) expected to decide on pain-killing shot during Sunday pregame warmups, sources say

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is expected to make a decision during pregame warm-ups on Sunday about whether to take a pain-killing injection in his fractured rib cartilage to try and play against the Jacksonville Jaguars, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Herbert “is pushing to play,” a source told Schefter. Though Herbert wants to … Read more

Patrick Mahomes celebrates Texas Tech Red Raiders’ victory over Texas Longhorns on Twitter

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has first-hand experience in the rivalry between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and Texas Longhorns. He played for Texas Tech from 2014-16, facing Texas twice in that span, winning once. 1 Related On Saturday, the Red Raiders and No. 22 Longhorns added another chapter to their rivalry. After trailing … Read more

Green Bay Packers place Sammy Watkins on injured reserve

The Green Bay Packers have put wide receiver Sammy Watkins on injured reserve, the team announced Saturday. Watkins, who has a hamstring injury, had already been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With the IR designation, he’s out a minimum of four games and could return no earlier than Oct. 23 … Read more